News:  Monday, August 7th, 2017

Hello, there. Thanks for visiting my web!

The group show in Antwerp has been extended  to run until September 3rd!

Please check the details in the “NEWS from June 19th” below.
Thanks!

Reiko

News:  Monday, June19th, 2017

Hello, there. Thanks for visiting my web!

How are you all?
Hope that everyone is fine! I’m well, too :)

OK, here is  NEWS;

3 pieces of my work from “Visions of the Other Sideare currently being exhibited in a group show in Antwerp, Belgium!

FEMALE FORCE FROM JAPAN

Until 03 September 2017

IBASHO Gallery                                                                                                                                Tolstraat 67, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium                                                                                                      Tel. +32 (0)32162028    E-mail: info@ibashogallery.com

 Website: https://www.ibashogallery.com/exhibitions/female-force-from-japan

Participating Artists:                                                                                                                          YUKARI CHIKURA, MIKIKO HARA, MIKA HORIE, YOKO IKEDA, REIKO IMOTO,                        MIHO KAJIOKA, HIROMI KAKIMOTO, MIKI NITADORI, KUMI OGURO, TOKYO RUMANDO,  MAYUMI SUZUKI, AKIKO TAKIZAWA            


IBASHO
gallery is the only one in Belgium specializing in Japanese photographer’s works or photographer’s works influenced by Japan, and it is a wonderful gallery who has a collection of numerous numbers of great works!

Please visit the show in case you are in or around Belgium! Thank you!

(c) Kumi Oguro

(c) Kumi Oguro

It’s already summer now. Wishing you a great summer! !

Ok, hope to see you all soon!

Best wishes,                                                                                                                                             Reiko

News:  Saturday,  September 3rd, 2016

Hello, there. Thanks for visiting my web!

How are you all?
It’s already autumn! Wow, how fast!
I’m still fine, thank you!

OK, here is  NEWS;

My photo works have been published for eleanor‘s  newest album “Celestial Nocturne”!
(10 pictures of my works can be seen in this album’s booklet 😉
It’s just released this summer!

eleanor is a melancholic gothic metal band from Osaka, Japan.  eleanor has been internationally recognized, and they were invited to play in Metal Female Voices Fest
in Belgium, 2014. Their music is really great and beautiful!

eleanor’s wbsite: www.eleanorjapan.com/

eleanor
‘s  newest album “Celestial Nocturne” ;
http://www.eleanorjapan.com/merchandise/
Amazon.jp

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Hope that you will enjoy eleanor‘s wonderful music with my pictures!

Have a good autumn season in your city! I will enjoy it, too :)
Take care, and see you soon!

Reiko

News:  Wednesday,  July 20th, 2016

Hello, there. Thanks for visiting my web!

How are you all?
Excuse me that I haven’t written any NEWS for long…,
but I’m still fine, thanks!

OK, here is short NEWS;

My photo book “CUBA: The Blue Bird Dreams about the World beyond the Sea” has been exhibited in The Photobook Exhibition of ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL 2016 !
A selection of over 350 new photobooks from all over the world is presented at this show.

Here are the details;

The Photobook Exhibition

Dates: until 31 July, 2016
Place: Benaki Museum
Pireos Annexe Pireos 138 & Andronikou, 118 54 Athens

http://www.photofestival.gr/photobook-exhibition

Please visit the show in case if you are in Greece now!
Thanks :)

Wishing you a good and peaceful summer.
Take care and see you soon!

Reiko

News:  Wednesday,  February 24th, 2016

Hello, there. Thanks for visiting my web!

How are you all? I’m well.
Spring time is coming soon, I hope!

My work has still been exhibited in a group show at ART CENTER in Cheb, Czech Republic.
It will be shown until March 6th.
In case you are visiting Czech Republic soon, please come to see the show. Thanks!

Here is info about the group show;

Date:until Sunday, March 6th, 2016
Place:Galerie 4 ART CENTRE
FRANTIškáNské NáMěsTí 30/1, 350 02 Cheb, Czech Republic
tel.: +420 354 422 838,  www.galerie4.cz/en/

* Please check the NEWS page of “December 1st, 2015″ for more details!

Well, I couldn’t manage to visit the opening of the show myself, but my artists friends have sent me the photos of the opening. So, I was happy to know that the opening and the show seemed to be so successful :)

Ok, here are the pics from the grand opening of Galerie 4 ART CENTRE in Cheb!
( Thanks for the photos to Jon Erwin Staeheli and Viktor Fischer + Alena Dovorakova );

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©Erwin Staeheli

@Viktor Fischer

© Viktor Fischer

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© Erwin Staeheli

© Viktor Fischer

© Viktor Fischer

© Viktor Fischer

© Viktor Fischer

© Erwin Staeheli
© Erwin Staeheli

I wish I was there at the opening, but I hope to visit ART CENTRE in the future!
I would like to send my big THANK YOU to Mr. Zbynek Illek, the owner of the Galerie 4 ART CENTRE ! And, many thanks to the staff  who have helped the show!


Hope that YOU all are well and doing well!
Please take care, and have a good season soon 😉

See you all soon!

Best wishes,
Reiko

News:  Friday,  January 1st, 2016

Hello, there. Thanks for visiting my web!

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Hope that you have a wonderful new year!
Hope to see you all sometime and somewhere again this year!

Best wishes,
Reiko

News: Tuesday,  December 1st, 2015

Hello, there. Thanks for visiting my web!

It’s already December now! Wow, how fast….! How are you all?
I’m fine, thanks!

Hope that this world will become a peaceful and safe place soon!

Ok, here is NEWS!

This month, my works are shown in a group show in a brand- new art center in Cheb, Czech Republic. Cheb is a city in the west part of Czech Republic and it’s so close to the border between the country and Germany. The closing date of the show hasn’t been announced yet, but here is the date and the details of the Grand Opening Reception:
Place:Galerie 4 ART CENTRE

FRANTIškáNské NáMěsTí 30/1,
350 02 Cheb, Czech Republic
tel.: +420 354 422 838,  www.galerie4.cz/en/

Grand Opening Reception : December 4th, 2015, from 19:00

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Image (top): “Brussels, 17:38“,  from “Time Traveler’s Diary” series, and

Image (bottom): “The Nap“, from “Miniascape Window” series by REIKO IMOTO

 
Galerie 4 was the predecessor of Galerie 4 ART CENTRE,  and it was the largest and the oldest  photo gallery in Czech Republic. Galerie 4 has been closed  after its history of 30 years, but  it will be expanded and reborn as Galerie 4 ART CENTRE this month!

The first show of Galerie 4 ART CENTRE represents the works of the selected 100 photographers, whose works were exhibited at Galerie 4 last 30 years. Each photographer represents 2 of his/ her works which are thought to be  the most important works from their works.
Here are the names of the 100 participating photographers for the show;

Andrej Balco • Jaroslav Bárta • Jaroslav Beneš • Jean-Loup Bernard • Vladimír Birgus•
Thomas Brenner •Veronika Bromová •Steve Conlan •Karel Cudlín •František Drtikol•
Alena Dvořáková Viktor Fischer •Gabina Fárová •Eva Fuková •Jaromír Funke •Štěpán Grygar•  Zdeněk Halámek • Jiří Hanke•Dagmar Hochová•Jana Hojstričová•Bohdan Holomíček•Bořivoj Hořínek•Zbyněk Illek •Reiko Imoto •Pavel Jasanský •Jan Jindra •Lukáš Kliment •Svatopluk Klimeš Petr Klimpl • Milan Knížák•Karolína Koblenová•Karel Kocourek•Ondřej Kocourek•Anna Kocourková•Pavla Kocourková • Robo Kočan • Viktor Kopasz • Vladimír Kozlík • Peter Kozma • Stanislav Kožený • Ján Krížik•Jaroslav Kučera• Karel Kuklík•Vlastimil Kula•Dana Kyndrová•El Lissitzky•Zdeněk Lhoták •Markéta Luskačová •Miroslav Machotka •Pavel Mára •Josef Moucha •Alfons Mucha • Petr Neubert • Bob Nicol • Suzanne Pastor • Bill Pearson • Pavel Pecha • Ivan Pinkava • Václav Podestát • Jan Pohribný • Tomáš Pospěch • Rudo Prekop • Tomáš Rasl • Man Ray • Jan Reich • Janna Riabowa • Alexander Rodčenko • Jaroslav Rössler • Tadanori Saito • Erich Salomon • Jan Saudek • Roman Sejkot • Fabio Sgroi • Pavel Scheufler • Martin Schreiber • Jan Schýbal • Jeffrey Silverthorne •Evžen Sobek •Jon Erwin Staeheli •Ľubo Stacho •Vasil Stanko • Tono Stano • Lubomír Stiburek • Věra Kuttelvašerová-Stuchelová • Josef Sudek •Jan Svoboda •Jiří Šigut •Jindřich Štreit •Jindřich Štyrský •Miro Švolík • Tereza z Davle • Sandra Torralba • Robert Vano • Kamil Varga • WeeGee • Eugen Wiškovský • Petr Zhoř • Vladimír Židlický • Peter Župník

Please come to visit  the Grand Opening Reception and the show if you live in Czech Republic or visit the country soon! Thank you!

Please take care of yourselves, and hope to see you sometime soon!

Best wishes,
Reiko

News: Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Hello, there. Thanks for visiting my web!

It’s October now! How are you all?

Well, the opening of  the 3 persons show “Paysages / Landscapes” in Brussels was nicely held last month. There were lots of visitors, and I was so happy to talk with the people. Thanks a lot to all of you who has visited the opening and the show!

Many thanks to Ms. Yasemin Senel, the director of Galerie’d YS, and also Ms. Justine Jacquemin at the gallery!  Also, thanks a lot to Mr. Jacques Courtejoie and Mr. Vincent Everarts, the great artists in the show!

I was so happy to see all of YOU!

The show is still open until October 11th. So, if you live in and around Brussels, or if you visit the city soon, please visit the show! Thank you!

Here are the details of the show again:

“Paysages / Landscapes” 3 persons photo exhibition                     Participating artists:  Jacques Courtejoie, Vincent Everarts, and Reiko Imoto

Dates: Until October 11th (Sun), 2015                                                            

Place: Galerie d’YS  84, Rue de l’Arbre Bénit | 1050 Ixelles | Belgium                                           Tel +32 (0)499 22 57 66  info@galeriedys.com  http://www.galeriedys.com/

Opening Hours: Thursday – Saturday: 2pm – 6pm,  Sunday: 1pm – 3pm,  Also on appointment

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Here are the pictures from the show and the opening;

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(The 3 persons show “Paysages / Landscapes” at Galerie d’YS. Sept 10th- Oct 11th, 2015)


Here is an article about the show in a Belgian newspaper which has been published recently;

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(La Libre, in Belgium, September 18th, 2015)


Here is another article about the show by an Italian cultural magazine;

cult frame (Italian cultural Magazine)


Ok, here is NEWS;

A show of my friend photographer (Photographer HAL) from Tokyo is now open in Antwerp, Belgium!

Here is the details of the show;

“Photographer HAL” exhibition

Dates: until November 1st (Sun)

Place: HAL (IBASHO pop-up location)
Bleekhofstraat 22,
2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm – 6pm, also on appointment

Please check the Info;
http://ibashogallery.com
http://www.photographerhal.com

Please come to visit the show if you are in and around Antwerp, or if you visit the city this autumn! HAL‘s works are really amazing and playful, full of energy inside! Do not miss it!


Well, the season for ART is still going on around me!
How is your autumn?

Hope you all are well and also eating and doing well!
See YOU all soon!

Best wishes,
Reiko

News: Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Hello, there. Thanks for visiting my web!

How are you all? It’s already autumn here in Belgium. It was still hot last Sunday, but, all of sudden, it has become cold now.

Good bye, good summer… Hello, wonderful autumn!

OK, here is the invitation card of the 3 persons show of “Landscape” photography which will be starting in Brussels very soon;

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Hope that I will see some of you at the Opening Reception (-September 10th, Thu / 6pm – 9pm) at Galerie d’YS in Brussels!

Please visit the show if you are in and around Brussels this autumn! Thank you!


Well, I have seen 2 good films this month;

While we’re young” (with Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts),                                                                 and “Irrational Man” by Woody Allen.

The genres of these films were totally different, but somehow… to my eyes, what in common between these 2 films were the rolls of the characters and also how the stories were built up. Anyway, I enjoyed these films very much. Specially, Woody’s “Irrational Man” ;

Irrational Man” : http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony/irrationalman/

While we’re young” : http://while-were-young.com/videos/officialTeaser/


Ok, hope you all are well, and hope to see some of you soon!

Please take care, and have a great season!

Best wishes,                                                                                                                                                   Reiko

News: Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Hello, there. Thanks for visiting my web!

Here is the NEWS about the 3 persons show in Belgium again, including details about the date of the Opening Reception .  But, before it, here is the press release about the show;

http://www.galeriedys.com/dossierpresse/PRESS-2015-PAYSAGES.pdf

Here are the details;

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“Paysages / Landscapes” 3 persons photo exhibition                     Participating artists:  Jacques Courtejoie, Vincent Everarts, and Reiko Imoto

Dates: September 10th (Thu.) – October 11th (Sun.), 2015                                                            

The date of Opening Reception:  September 10th (Thu.), 6pm-9pm

Place: Galerie d’YS  84, Rue de l’Arbre Bénit | 1050 Ixelles | Belgium                                           Tel +32 (0)499 22 57 66  info@galeriedys.com  http://www.galeriedys.com/  

Opening Hours: Thursday – Saturday: 2pm – 6pm,  Sunday: 1pm – 3pm,  Also on appointment    

Please visit the show if you live in and around Belgium, or if you visit Belgium in autumn! Thank you! Hope to see YOU soon!


Ok, take care, everyone!

Reiko